Basilwizi National Volunteer, student African languages & Communication Studies at Lupane State University, 8 Nov. 2012 (32:36); six footage tracks and 4 clips.
Linda Mudimba grew up at Kariangwe in the Binga district. She now studies African languages and Communication at Lupane State University. At the time of this interview, she is working as a National Volunteer with the Basilwizi Trust. She wants to become a journalist, to gain the skills and position of publically representing the Tonga people and their culture in Zimbabwe and beyond. Her vision is to establish a newspaper in ChiTonga. She frankly talks about the challenges that education poses to people from the rural areas and to women in particular; as well as the added challenge young BaTonga are facing as members of a minority tribe in Zimbabwe; and how she herself came to know and value her native language and cultural background against all odds.
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